ALO Resume

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  1. behrsmom

    behrsmom Member

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    My ALO called me today, and has scheduled my interview for tomorrow. He has requested that I have a resume ready for him to use in the interview. What is he asking for? What should I include? Format?
     
  2. behrsmom

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    sorry LOA not ALO
     
  3. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Hi!

    LOA? I'm thinking you do mean ALO?

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  4. mumsyto3

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    I'm sure you meant ALO interview (an LoA is a letter of assurance). For my son's liasion officers he prepared a resume. He went online and did a google search for college resumes to help him with formatting. Basically what he did was list categories and under each category put down info, include dates as applicable.

    Include name address, telephone number etc on top

    Objective: To attend a service academy/become a military officer/....... (whatever your objective is)
    Educational Experience: He included his school the dates, his GPA, how many AP/Dual Enrollment/ Honors classes taken and to be taken Senior year, AP exams taken and results, SAT scores, overall school rank.
    Athletics: dates, sport, letters
    Leadership: dates, activities
    Employment: Dates, place, duties
    Extracurricular Activities: dates, name of activities (and explanation if unclear)
    Volunteer Experience: dates, duties
    Awards and Recognitions: dates and description
    DodMERB: dates and status

    Now I'm not saying that this is the right way to do it, but this is the way he did it. Don't make it too long. Have your parents or friends take a look at it.
     
  5. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    What I ask my candidates for is an "I love me" paper. It's not a "paper per se" rather it's a resume, sorta, of EVERYTHING they've done since day-one of 9th grade.

    If they're on sports, I want to know. If they did community service, things like that, I want to know. If they volunteered in church/synagogue/etc., I want to know. If they were asked to escort a little old lady/man across the street, I want to know who asked them and why them? Etc...etc...etc...

    NOTHING is too small or trivial to put on this paper. It gives me a great insight into who they are and what makes them tick, it also gives me a large list of things I might want to comment upon when I do their evaluation.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  6. ZoomingFalcon

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    Also be mindful of the length. Some ALOs prefer one-pagers while others like to have a novel.
     
  7. Eighth Lock

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    In my opinion 1 (at least fairly full) page is the safest bet though
     
  8. fruitytooties

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    when you submit dates on the resumes, should they be year, month or to the day?
     
  9. Bullet

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    Depends. School activities and accomplishments should state the grade you were in. (i.e. Sophomore year: JV Football -- Team Captain, Debate team member, Honors English (A), Honors Math (B+), etc.)

    Activities outside of school can reference year if over a period of time, or month if a specific achievement. (i.e. 2007 -- Church youth group (Treasurer); 2008 -- Volunteer at local Children's hospital; June 2008 -- Attended Leadership academy in Washington DC, awarded "Best debater". etc.)

    Just keep it in chronological order so the ALO sees you stayed engaged for the past few years, and continued to challenge yourself and be recognized throughout your teen years.
     
  10. ZoomingFalcon

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    You can also add a small description of what the club/organization was about. If it's something obvious, like NHS, it's probably not needed unless you were an officer.

    If your school has an XC that is unique, add what it is about and what you did.
     

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